US3001434A - Keyboard for chord organ - Google Patents

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US3001434A
US3001434A US801354A US80135459A US3001434A US 3001434 A US3001434 A US 3001434A US 801354 A US801354 A US 801354A US 80135459 A US80135459 A US 80135459A US 3001434 A US3001434 A US 3001434A
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    • G10BORGANS, HARMONIUMS OR SIMILAR WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ASSOCIATED BLOWING APPARATUS
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Sept. 26, 1961 T. 5. L0 DUCA 3,001,434

KEYBOARD FOR CHORD ORGAN Filed March 23, 1959 cHozDs INVENTOR. 720M J 40006 1 KEYBOARD FOR CHORD ORGAN Thomas S. Lo Duca, 2245 N. 24th Place, Milwaukee, Wis. Filed Mar. 23, 1959, Ser. No. 801,354 1 Claim. (Cl. 84- 443) I This invention relates to improvements in keyboards for chord organs, and more particularly to a novel keyboard including groups of chord keys and related bass bars.

An object of the invention is to provide a device of the type including chord keys with the related bass bar so disposed as to be convenient to the thumb of the operator when a finger or fingers are operating the appropriate chord keys.

Another object of the invention is to provide a keyboard having a step formation which will facilitate reading of the names of the chords, reference numerals and letters.

Other and further objects of the invention will appear as the description proceeds, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a chord keyboard and bass bar embodying the invention.

.FIG. 2 is a front view of an organ so equipped.

FIG. 3 is an end view in elevation of the chord keyboard which is constructed on a step arrangement.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral 10 refers to an instrument housing or case having thesupporting legs 11, and a conventional keyboard 12 of black and white notes, 13 and 14. g

A chord keyboard 15 is mounted on a series of steps 16, and includes six keys or buttons 17 for each one of six different musical keys, i.e., B flat, F, C, G, D and A.

Included in the chord keyboard is a bass bar, comprising six separate bars, one for each of the above keys B flat, F, C, G, D and A. These bars 18 are adapted to be depressed by the thumb of the left hand of the operator while the related chord keys 17 are manipulated by the fingers.

Lines 19 are-an aid to the eye in selecting, the proper chord keys relatively to the bass bar. It will be understood that the chord keyboard 15 and bass bar 18 could be mounted flat or on an incline as well as on the step surface as shown.

The chord'buttons 17 permit the selection of a major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, or major 9th chord in any one or more of the six musical keys. Each chord is preset, and when a button 17 is depressed a combination of notes or a preset chord is sounded,

It will be understood'that the device is capable of many modifications in structure and design, without departing from the spirit of the invention, within the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described the invention, it will be understood that the chord keyboard as described may be used with any electronic organ, or any reed organ having a motor 20 with blower 21 as shown, which provides at current of air which is made available to the reeds bythe opening of valves operated by the keys 17, bars 18, and the keys 13 and 14.

What is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States, is: t

A chord keyboard comprising a panel, a plurality of chord keys arranged in rows rectangularly on said panel, and a plurality of bass bars related to the chord rows spaced-vertically relatively. to each other disposed .to the right of said chord keys and arranged tworows closer tothe player on said panel whereby the thumb may engage abass bar and the fingers the related chord keys ofthe same musical key'.

t References (liter! in the file of this patent '7 UNITED STATES PATENTS 360,255 Janko Mar. 29, 1887 1,652,464 Tyberg Dec. 13, 1927 2,084,266. George et a1. June 15, 1937 2,243,834 Bonilla June 3, 1941 2,645,968 Hanert July 21, 1953 2,845,831 Hammond Aug. 5, 1958 FOREIGN PATENTS 214,613 Germany Oct. 16, 1909 667,567 Germany Nov. 14, 1938

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US3555166A (en) * 1968-03-19 1971-01-12 Robert A Gasser Guitar-like electronic musical instrument with plural manuals
US3986427A (en) * 1974-08-05 1976-10-19 Swain Gene L Apparatus and method for producing chordal music
US6111179A (en) * 1998-05-27 2000-08-29 Miller; Terry Electronic musical instrument having guitar-like chord selection and keyboard note selection

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US1652464A (en) * 1926-02-08 1927-12-13 Tyberg Oluf Typewriter keyboard
US2084266A (en) * 1936-04-23 1937-06-15 Richard Ullman Musical instrument
DE667567C (en) * 1935-07-29 1938-11-14 Karl Neschuta Keyboard instrument with an accompanying chord keyboard
US2243834A (en) * 1940-04-08 1941-06-03 Bonilla Saturnino Tofe Keyboard for musical instruments
US2645968A (en) * 1950-06-23 1953-07-21 Hammond Instr Co Electrical musical instrument
US2845831A (en) * 1950-06-23 1958-08-05 Hammond Organ Co Keyboard and switching mechanism for electrical musical instruments

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US360255A (en) * 1887-03-29 Paul v
US1652464A (en) * 1926-02-08 1927-12-13 Tyberg Oluf Typewriter keyboard
DE667567C (en) * 1935-07-29 1938-11-14 Karl Neschuta Keyboard instrument with an accompanying chord keyboard
US2084266A (en) * 1936-04-23 1937-06-15 Richard Ullman Musical instrument
US2243834A (en) * 1940-04-08 1941-06-03 Bonilla Saturnino Tofe Keyboard for musical instruments
US2645968A (en) * 1950-06-23 1953-07-21 Hammond Instr Co Electrical musical instrument
US2845831A (en) * 1950-06-23 1958-08-05 Hammond Organ Co Keyboard and switching mechanism for electrical musical instruments

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3555166A (en) * 1968-03-19 1971-01-12 Robert A Gasser Guitar-like electronic musical instrument with plural manuals
US3986427A (en) * 1974-08-05 1976-10-19 Swain Gene L Apparatus and method for producing chordal music
US6111179A (en) * 1998-05-27 2000-08-29 Miller; Terry Electronic musical instrument having guitar-like chord selection and keyboard note selection

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